Articles of News/Week of January 16th

By January 17, 2017Articles

Marie Osmond Shares Surprising Reason She’d Sing at Trump’s Inauguration If Asked

As the presidential inauguration on January 20 nears, the list of performers who have turned down invitations to participate in the event continues to grow.

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76-year-old LDS pickleball champion shares the most important things in life: faith, family

As a student at Brigham Young University, Dick Johnson was invited to play tennis. Shortly after this invitation, he was called to serve in the bishopric of his ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Comcast won’t air ads pursuing Mormon church tax status, organizer says

The world’s largest cable-television company is refusing to broadcast ads soliciting information targeting the LDS Church’s tax-exempt status because the activist behind the spots cannot provide documentation of the faith’s financial holdings.

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Mormon Apostles To Attend Trump Inauguration

Two Mormon apostles will attend Trump’s presidential inauguration next week. Elders Todd Christofferson and Gary Stevenson continue a tradition that goes back more than a century.

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Piano Guys go to Washington for inaugural

The Piano Guys, one of the hottest instrumental musical groups with ties to Utah, will be taking their talents to Washington, D.C. next week to play at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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Popular Mormon DJ Kaskade to speak in Salt Lake City next week

Kaskade is coming back to Salt Lake City.

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After 18 Months, Returned Missionary Responds to Dad’s Letter: “A Mission Isn’t for You”

A little more than 18 months ago, LDS author Jason F. Wright wrote an open letter to his daughter before she left on her mission titled Letter to Missionary Daughter: “A Mission Isn’t for You.” Now, after returning home from her mission, his daughter has a chance to respond to his letter.

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Here’s a song I wrote for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I continue to get messages, pro and con, about my columns defending the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s scheduled performance at the upcoming presidential inauguration. One was a message with no content — just a subject line that said, “Tell them to rethink this!”

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